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Jamaican Ministers, Jamaica, ca.1875-ca.1940
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1875/1940
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
Photograph of a group of 16 Jamaican ministers. They are gathered outside a red brick building, possibly a church, all are wearing ministerial clothing. Five ministers are seated in a row at the front with two rows standing behind.
This belongs to a series of Church of Scotland Foreign Missions Committee lantern slides relating to Jamaica. In 1800 the Scottish Missionary Society sent three missionaries to Jamaica. Two died of yellow fever within weeks of arrival but the third became a pioneer missionary. In 1824 a second venture travelled to Jamaica by invitation of local planters to instruct their slaves. Scottish missionaries worked at Montego Bay in the 19th century and in 1836 the first presbytery of the Jamaican Church was constituted here.
1 lantern slide : 8 x 8 cm.
lantern slides
impa-m69411 [Legacy record ID]
Group portraits
Time Period
circa 1875/1940
North and Central America
GB 237 CSWC47/LS11/57 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Jamaica LS11
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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